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The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF) and Diamond Blackfan Canada (DBAC) proudly represented DBA at the 55th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition held in New Orleans, LA from Dec. 7 – 10, 2013. The event was attended by over 20,000 worldwide hematologists, researchers and other health-related professionals. Visitors to our booth received information regarding DBA clinical care, patient opportunities, and research. Thank you to all our families for asking your doctors to stop by. We enjoyed meeting them!

The DBAF is pleased to announce the winner of the Memo Tablet drawing held for ASH attendees. ASH 13 winnerAnd the winner is… Susan Kearney, MD, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Congratulations Dr. Kearney!

The 20 feet of space dedicated to Diamond Blackfan Anemia gave DBA a prominent presence and was also a great spot for “our DBA doctors” to meet and converse. Pictured below are the DBA Foundation’s Research Director, Steve Ellis, Ph.D., with Johan Flygare, MD, Ph.D. from Sweden, Vijay Sankaran, MD, Ph.D from Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Dagmar Pospisilova, Czech Republic, and Hanna Gazda, MD, Ph.D from Boston Children’s Hospital (standing in the background are Dr. Ben Saxon from Australia and David Bodine, Ph.D. from the NIH). DBAF Board Members, Peter Baumgardner and Anthony Marchese greet Dr. Adrianna Vlachos, Eva Atsidaftos, Dr. Taly Glaubach, Ellen Muir, and Dr. Blanche Alter.

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